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Trapt “Reborn”

Posted by on Jan 2, 2013 | 0 comments

Trapt “Reborn”

Chris Taylor Brown knows how to write adrenaline pumping songs. He knows how to incorporate a melodic hook along with amped-up guitars that ends up being the trademark Trapt sound. On Reborn Chris Taylor Brown’s vocals have been recorded differently than they have been in the past. It might be his voice naturally evolving or it could be an effort to make things sound more organic in the mixing...

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Avenged Sevenfold to Hit Studio

Posted by on Dec 30, 2012 | 0 comments

Avenged Sevenfold to Hit Studio

Avenged Sevenfold says that they plan to enter the studio next month to begin recording the follow-up to 2010’s Nightmare. “This album’s a little more groove orientated,” frontman M. Shadows told NME. “There’s a little bit more groove to it, a little bit more focused on bigger riffs. So that’s where it’s headed – every song has gotta have a...

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Serj Tankian–Video Game Composer

Posted by on Dec 30, 2012 | 0 comments

Serj Tankian–Video Game Composer

Serj Tankian has announced that he has written the full musical score for the upcoming video game Morning Star. Industrial Toys, the studio producing the game, is set to release Morning Star in Spring of 2013, initially for iOS devices. “I’m really enjoying working on Morning Star because it gives me the ability to create new musical worlds to complement the new visual worlds in the...

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Movin’ Out the Banjos For Synth?

Posted by on Dec 26, 2012 | 0 comments

Movin’ Out the Banjos For Synth?

In a move that could make some diehard fans cringe, Mumford and Sons leader and namesake Marcus Mumford has revealed that the neo-folk rock band may replace some of the banjos on their next album with synthesizers. “We’ve always done what feels good, rather than what we’ve thought long and hard about, and we’ll do whatever feels soulful next, whether that’s with an electric guitar or a...

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Ministry Guitarist Mike Scaccia Dies After Onstage Collapse

Posted by on Dec 23, 2012 | 0 comments

Ministry Guitarist Mike Scaccia Dies After Onstage Collapse

Mike Scaccia, the guitarist for Ministry and Rigor Mortis, died on Saturday night at the age of 47. Scaccia was performing onstage at the Rail Club in Fort Worth, Texas, as part of a 50th birthday celebration for Rigor Mortis singer Bruce Corbitt, when he collapsed. Shortly afterwards, he was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Scaccia appeared on recordings by a host of Ministry...

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Fans, Musicians Interpret Beck

Posted by on Dec 20, 2012 | 0 comments

Fans, Musicians Interpret Beck

Earlier this year, when Beck announced plans to release his ‘Song Reader’ book, which features sheet music for 20 songs he wrote but hasn’t recorded, he hoped other musicians would take on the challenge of piecing together the tunes and maybe even try recording them. Now that ‘Reader’ is out — it hit shelves earlier this month — some musicians are doing just that, and Beck has started a...

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